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I'm guessing it's already been filmed during the arena tapings, it'll be shown when everything else is in that little warehouse.

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I thought the Moxley/Hager video package was great stuff actually. Made me excited to see a match I previously wasn't arsed about.

@WyattSheepMask I can't see Kenny Omega smashing anyone. His whole schtick is going 20 minutes with tons of nearfalls. Even in the early days of AEW he was going 20 minutes with people like Cima. He could probably do with a few squash matches to get him over as a big deal to the more general audience, but I'm not holding my breath.

 

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6 minutes ago, Lorne Malvo said:

I thought the Moxley/Hager video package was great stuff actually. Made me excited to see a match I previously wasn't arsed about.

@WyattSheepMask I can't see Kenny Omega smashing anyone. His whole schtick is going 20 minutes with tons of nearfalls. Even in the early days of AEW he was going 20 minutes with people like Cima. He could probably do with a few squash matches to get him over as a big deal to the more general audience, but I'm not holding my breath.

 

Maybe “smashing them” wasn’t the right phrase to use, but he’s supposed to be The Best Bout Machine, Mr 6 Stars or whatever else you want to call him. That’s putting him on a certain level, and that level should be above having to take nearly half an hour to beat one of Chris Jericho’s cronies.

Like I say, I understand that they’re working with a limited roster, but surely this is the time to be doing profile pieces rather than longer matches to paint over the cracks. That tag main event, which I lost interest in about half way though, that must’ve gone at least 25 minutes as well

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Stars don't work squash matches in this era. When did you last see one aside from the odd quick finish between two actual stars.

This whole thing has come at a terrible time for Omega. It was really clicking with him and Page. Now he's stuck in limbo. On the bright side, he's getting win after win after win to build a good record and while i can't really comment on this week's match, last week's made him and Sammy look great - or as great as is possible in that environment.

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@WyattSheepMask I didn't mind the tag going long but I do agree regarding Kenny, I'd like to see him handily beating a few of these guys to establish him as a top-tier star. I just think he prides himself on going 20-30 minutes and putting on these 'epics' regardless of the opponent, unfortunately.

Archer murdering Stunt was a highlight, too.

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Speaking of squash matches, an all time bad take on the wonderful murder of Stunt by Archer. She backed it up by saying big guy beating little guy is lazy and regressive as well some other shite. 

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5 hours ago, Michael_3165 said:

I always thought Lee should be a badass, wild brawler who comes through the crowd to kick arse. Proper will man style with that hair, bug eyed look etc. Instead he looks like shit w that gear and his gimmick is very TNA. 

TNA had Voodoo Kin Mafia, which was just random words that would make the initials VKM. They had no subtlety about it which I think the Dark Order stuff does. The references they are dropping are stuff they would go over people’s heads unless they are nerds like us. Most the nerds will like the gimmick if they are the Anti-WWE Brigade that Pictcost is always banging on about.

Dark Order need a change of direction, but not on a Nightmare Collective where it needs to be binned off. A natural progression into something else will be fine, still early days while they find their feet with it.

 

The show wasn’t as good as their first isolation episode but it was a step up from last week. If the guys at ringside are all being tested for the virus I’m fine with them carrying on like this for as long as reasonable. They are making do with really limited resources at the moment, gonna be great to see them back in front of proper fans though. Hopefully Blood And Guts is the first proper show back because the atmosphere will be great.

The Lance Archer match was exactly what Marko should be used for. The offence he got was done really well and the chokeslam at the end was great. That fall away suplex was great too 

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1 hour ago, Joe Blog said:

Where is Hangman? I have obviously missed something about his whereabouts. 

Probably just bright enough to stay the fuck home with his wife.

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1 hour ago, UK Kat Von D said:

The show wasn’t as good as their first isolation episode but it was a step up from last week. If the guys at ringside are all being tested for the virus I’m fine with them carrying on like this for as long as reasonable. They are making do with really limited resources at the moment, gonna be great to see them back in front of proper fans though. Hopefully Blood And Guts is the first proper show back because the atmosphere will be great.

I think we’re far past that point.

Even if everyone is tested, we know the tests aren’t completely accurate and that there are a worrying number of false negatives

You then have to consider the fact that every wrestler has to travel to the arena. So even if they were tested and the tests were accurate, by the time they get there from wherever they live, if it turns out they actually have the virus that journey gives them ample time to spread it.

Ultimately there’s no safe way of doing this, and judging by their latest rating there may not be much appetite for watching wrestling right now anyway.

They’d be better off shutting down after their current taped content runs out and coming back with a heavily hyped bang once things return to normal.

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The Dark Order stuff is an interesting one. I lean towards thinking it's a bit rubbish using Brodie as a Vince parody but as long as it doesn't go too far it won't sour me on the whole thing. 

Two of my mates have started watching AEW regularly. One has been watching properly since full gear and he has gone hardcore pretty quick. He likes the Brodie as Vince stuff cos he reads the reports and feels like he's discovering all this insider gossip. I can see how that would be interesting if you've not been reading the same lunacy for the last 20 years.

The other dude used to love Jeff hardy in the 90's and kind of remembers Jericho. He's been watching since just before Revolution and with lockdown in effect the three of us hung out on discord and watched the show last night. When I asked him about Brodie he said the dude is scary cos he's huge but doesn't act like it and that he sees him as a new age cult leader who wants control of everything because he is totally out of control inside. He didn't seem to think he was missing an inside joke.

Now the Hardy stuff did have him scratching his head. Kind of laughed it off in the end, proof Jericho can salvage anything I guess.

Obviously this is one anecdotal example but I thought it might be interesting to have a bit of the casual perspective.

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@RedRooster I was thinking they would be getting tested on arrival, then sitting in isolation in groups of two while they wait for results. I think results can come back in 24 hours, but I don’t know how long the actual test takes and if the 24 hour wait is to do with how the testers having to deal with a backlog.

Wasnt aware that there have been false negatives though. Trying to keep an eye on news without watching it excessively so must have missed that.

Have AEW said exactly what precautions they are taking other than running on a skeleton crew? 

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